Classroom case studies

Teachers at a postgraduate course training day

We have found that working with Shakespeare 'on their feet' is beneficial for young people in many different ways.

Our evidence comes from teachers involved in our Learning and Performance Network (LPN). The Network was established in 2006 to work in partnership with state schools on a rolling three-year programme. In September 2012, we welcomed our sixth cohort of schools into the LPN.

Each year, LPN teachers from across the country work towards a Postgraduate Certificate in the Teaching of Shakespeare (accredited by the University of Warwick) which includes carrying out 'action research' into the efficacy of active approaches in a wide variety of classrooms.

To date, we have 101 completed assignments which provide evidence through action research that working with Shakespeare 'on their feet' is highly beneficial for young people.

Find out more about our research

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The following are summaries from LPN teachers' postgraduate research:


Primary school case studies


Secondary school case studies


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